Re: Irimi/too slow problem
Thanks for the Sensei Doran link. Totally different approach to the technique than I'm taking or being taught. I see from this video that one possible remedy is to turn your partner instead of escaping behind, which is what takes me too long.
Thanks for your thoughts. My thinking was that O'Sensei's technique in his later years seems to be beyond physical. Nothing mystical or throwing with the mind, but presence does seem to have something to do with it. However, since I'm not near that point, you are right in that I should focus on the physical or it is just a dance.